Chiropractic Treatment Plan With Cycling for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

Cycling. It is fun. It is relaxing. It is a sport (most!) anyone can enjoy. It’s a way to get relief from spinal stenosis related back pain. Layden Chiropractic is happy to suggest an enjoyable exercise option with Plainville chiropractic back pain patients for additional Plainville back pain relief.


Lumbar spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area in the low back. Such narrowing stems from issues like degenerative disc disease and disc herniation. In older folks, lumbar spinal stenosis is common. As we age, our discs lose nutrition and height - more so for some of us than others - which leads to that narrowing. Going to the grocery store comes to be a delight just to lean forward over the grocery cart as it feels good! Why? Leaning forward flexes the spine and widens the spinal canal space thus easing Plainville back pain.


Researchers find that flexion-based training like cycling effectively reduced back and improved function and quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain. (1) Just getting oxygen flowing is a good thing to improve anyone’s outlook on life!


For older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis pain that has continued for years, an improved quality of life is welcome! In one study of the effect of cycling on back pain in older patients with spinal stenosis, patients were 70.9 years of age. Some were apprehensive of cycling due to fear of pain and fatigue, thinking the bike was too large, believing they did not have time to cycle, and not really wanting to do it. (Sound familiar? We can all be like that at times! Plainville folks do need to schedule time to exercise regardless of our age!) Those who let go of those concerns and cycled were pleased with their clinical improvement (reduced leg pain and disability) and realized that the bicycle was easy to use. (1) You never know until you try! Layden Chiropractic urges our Plainville chiropractic patients to attempt novel things to help with their Plainville back pain relief.


Something new that many Plainville chiropractic patients don’t want to try is back surgery. When the pain is really uncomfortable, a back surgery sounds like a solution. In a study conducted at a spine surgery center, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and low back pain participate in a 4 months’ training program riding a stationary bicycle. They cycle at about 70% of maximal capacity. Almost half of the patients improved so much that they did not need spinal surgery. (2) Now that is an advantage Plainville lumbar spinal stenosis patients desire!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding talking about a case of  lumbar spinal stenosis helped with Cox Technic spinal manipulation on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson.

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment today. Don’t start cycling before talking with Layden Chiropractic. Let’s be sure you and cycling are a good match first! We will work on the right Plainville chiropractic treatment plan for relief of your back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis as a team.
Layden Chiropractic encourages exercise like cycling for back pain relief from lumbar spine stenosis. 
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